Thursday, January 23, 2014
"Sous Le Figuier"....
All the detail (wood) work is done to the actual shop front, the roof has been re-designed, I have used 'strip-wood' to make different mouldings around the (gutter area) of the roof and detailing on the actual house. Unlike the 'Petite Maison' there is no (and will not be any) plaster 'over window' details or balconies with corbels. I have used two main photos for the inspiration for this project......one photo I took many years ago while staying in Chinon and the other is a small building in the heart of Paris....both are simple but delightful building.....and gosh I hope some of that has reflected into what I am desperately trying to achieve here!?
You might notice the stairs through the front shop window......these will not be visible when work starts on the interior, but I fear there is still a lot to still do to the exterior before too much work can begin inside. I want to make all my own wooden shutters....whether they will be louvred I am not too sure....but I do have ideas. There are many roof tiles to make, cobble stones to sand, a chimney to design and make and "plants" to make......not to forget the "plants"!!!!!!! Okay....wish me luck, there is still much to do!